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Thread: Disappointing first flight
02/05/2012 21:21:29

I bought 'er indoors one of these. To describe it's responses as sloppy is an understatement.

On reflection, I'm not sure it was a good buy.

I have a Radian Pro which is much more responsive and may be worth a look for you.

Thread: SAS sailplanes
01/05/2012 22:11:54

Thanks for that DF.

I am told I am heading for Plymouth and Truro for a holiday in the not too distant future, so I thought there may be a slope or 2 somewhere about?

Good excuse to make that purchase too.......

01/05/2012 21:43:44

Thanks for that.

Does the 60 not perform better in poorer lift? I appreciate that is a daft statement seeing as it never stops blowing these days.....

Thread: scratch built sloper
01/05/2012 21:31:48

thumbs up

Thread: SAS sailplanes
01/05/2012 21:08:59

Is it possible to order off their website? I want to order a wildthing 60 but can't see how to do it.


Thread: LMA show at Rougham
30/04/2012 19:51:32

Me and her indoors all being well.

Thread: A note to the mods
29/04/2012 20:19:50
Posted by Steve Houghton 1 on 29/04/2012 19:26:46:

I must be one of the few people on here who doesn't have any problems with the site. I use Google Chrome as my browser which doesn't give me any issues. I find Hyperlinking other websites into my posts easy and effective, as does embedding video. All in all its an easy and satisfying experience for me.teeth 2

thumbs up

29/04/2012 12:42:32

I'm on google chrome and don't appear to have any issues.

Thread: My Radian Pro with No 11 camera
28/04/2012 19:49:54

Great vids, Bob!

I have been perusing them already......!

28/04/2012 18:01:24

Thanks for that.

Yes, UK, the Cambridgeshire pennines.........

The camera came off Ebay, from the far east, about £25 delivered. I think they are great!

28/04/2012 16:48:28


Thread: Links
28/04/2012 13:39:20



WOOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited By Oldbaldfella on 28/04/2012 13:40:41

Thread: How long do HobbyKing normally take to deliver from HK to UK?
27/04/2012 15:05:52

My last one, 6 days!!!

Thread: How Many of Us Are or Were Motorcyle Enthusiasts and Why?
27/04/2012 11:23:58

Edited By Oldbaldfella on 27/04/2012 11:25:05

Thread: Is it really a budget hobby?
26/04/2012 10:53:09
Posted by Baron Baz on 26/04/2012 10:10:12:

Posted by Mowerman on 26/04/2012 09:18:16:

'£5 for a 600mil bottle of fuel proof paint'

Thats less than a packet of ciggies, will last longer, and less likely to kill you.

(anti smoking soap box dept)

Smoking is the prime reason I've entered this hobby - lung disease from 33 years of abuse means that my hill climbing/photography hobbies are a thing of the past. I can still use a camera but carting 20Kg of kit up a hill in search of a photo is now a no-no. sad They were certainly 2 hobbies that swallowed a lot of cash - tents alone stand at around £1500 and camera gear in excess of £6K

I have to be very careful when using solvent based paint (and sanding dust) because these things can actually kill just as easily as cigs. The last thing I want is to laquer what's left of my lungs!smile p

It's £5 for a 60ml bottle by the way, not 600. I think I currently need about 3ml

Having read a few threads about proofing, I understood that varnish only offered a resistant finish, rather than a full "proof" coat. Perhaps someone could confirm or advise

Edited By Baron Baz on 26/04/2012 10:14:50

I'm sorry about that Baz. It's the hypocracy from the government and other bodies that winds me up. I'm sure you know where I'm coming from with that.

26/04/2012 09:58:45
Posted by Mowerman on 26/04/2012 09:18:16:

'£5 for a 600mil bottle of fuel proof paint'

Thats less than a packet of ciggies, will last longer, and less likely to kill you.

(anti smoking soap box dept)

Fuel proof paint doesn't fill the chancellors pocket though.

Anti-anti smoking dept (non smoker )

26/04/2012 08:53:53

It's cheap compared to horses and kart racing.

26/04/2012 07:36:23

Totally agree with OP. A lot of the bigger stuff is much cheaper but bits and bats are silly money.

It's certainly not a cheap hobby (then again what is?), but I would say it's cheaper than it used to be on average.

Thread: Nearly finished my Chris Foss Middle Phase
24/04/2012 19:34:26

This was my first "glassing job" and I found it much easier than I expected!

Go for it!

Thread: Seeing as we are never going to fly for real again..............
24/04/2012 18:27:54

Inwoods are £80 odd quid better off then.....

Phoenix it is!

Many thanks for all your help.

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